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Pictures Of Femoral Hernia In Women
i am 43 yrs old woman who got operated for femoral hernia with a mesh. Will there be any side effects on the hernia repair due to cough?
Shouldn't be: The placement of the mesh will augment you existing connective tissue and scar forming at the operative site such that it should prevent hernia in the future even with a chronic cough, heavy lifting, and all noral activity. While problems with the mesh are possible, they are unlikely, and would typically manifest with chronic pain. Activity or cough should not increase the risk of mesh problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A hernia is a defect in the abdominal wall allowing contents within the abdomen to protrude. The most common hernias are inguinal (lower abdomen around the pubic bone) or umbilical (around the bellybutton). A femoral hernia is less common and occurs where the blood vessels enter the leg. When there is an external lump, it shows up in the upper front part of the leg. ...Read more
I've got a long lump near the place where my thick and groin meet. I'm a woman. Feels like period cramps but it's not..... Femoral hernia?
I noticed a tender grape sized ball in my upper thigh area (near groin). I am a 19 year old female. Is it possible that this may be a femoral hernia?
Unlikely: If you can feel a distinct size, like a grape, it retains the same size no matter how you push on it , the chance of it being a hernia is remote.Most of these peanut to grape sized structures are benign lymph notes that are often noticed in the fold of the groin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Groin Hernia: Hernias tend to develop in natural weak spots of the abdominal wall. The femoral space is where the blood vessels pierce thru the abdominal wall to supply the legs. If this space widens, the inner layer of the abdominal wall can stretch thru this an create a sac. Although rare, they occur much more frequently in women. These hernias are prone to complications--all should be repaired. ...Read more
See doc: Doctor may be able to diagnose and if not will send to surgeon who can diagnose and fix. ...Read more
Yes!: Femoral hernias may be easily repaired through out-patient surgery. Some surgeons favor repairing these through a traditional "open" approach; others prefer laparoscopy. Femoral hernias have a high potential for complications and should be repaired when diagnosed. I recommend that you see a hernia surgeon to consider this option. ...Read more
Variable: The most common presentation is of a bulge just below the groin crease, typically with little-or-no pain. If intestine gets stuck in the hernia (strangulated), it can cause colicky abdominal pain, distention, and vomiting--this is a surgical emergency and requires immediate attention. We recommend elective repair of all femoral hernias due to the propensity for incarceration and strangulation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It could be.: People with hernias often note a bulge in the groin region that tends to protrude with exertion (lifting, coughing, sneezing, straining) and "go away" after lying done or pushing on the bulge. Femoral hernias are more common in women and tend to protrude at the inner thigh; however, even the best of us can have a hard time distinguishing between inguinal & femoral hernias. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really.: Femoral hernias are unique in that they have a high propensity to incarcerate, meaning that something can get "stuck" within the hernia. For this reason, i always recommend surgical repair unless someone has a prohibitively high risk for surgery. In contrast, small inguinal hernias that are not causing symptoms may sometimes be safely watched. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can stangulate: Femoral hernias have more tendency to strangulate, which means kill anything that me be stuck in the hernia such as intestine. If this happens it becomes a surgical emergency and even if fixed correctly could still die from complications from the sepsis, overwhelming infection. They strangulate more, b/c hole is so small. ...Read more
I am trying for a baby and just been diagnosed with femoral hernia. Should I have surgery first, if so how long after can I start trying again?
Surgical consultation: Best to see a general surgeon for a consultation to find out. Consider all aspects of your health and life when making the decision whether it not to undergo her is repair. If it is not causing problems, then prevention is the primary reason for repair, and that is reasonable. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get an operation: A hernia repair is the only way to make this better. This is done by a surgeon. Although you could wait and see, the hernia definitely won't get any better, and will probably get worse. Today we do hernias laparoscopically, which get you back to work faster and hurt much less. You should look for a surgeon who repairs hernias this way. ...Read more